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tonight as flames attacked a warehouse on cobbs creek parkway. it is wednesday night and the big story on "action news" tonight is a three-alarm fire in southwest philadelphia. and this is now a live picture from chopper 6. the blaze has just been declared under control. firefighters have finished the job of extinguishing this fire. let's go live to the scene and "action news" reporter annie mccormick. annie, what's the situation right now? >> jim, getting this fire under control as quick as possible as they did, no easy feat. look behind me, they are still on the ground and also in the air. pouring water on the roof, that's where the bulk of the fire was. lock at this video from the air that was shot earlier. you can see where the bulk of the flames were. heavy fire is what the crews arrived to. the aerial view also gives you an idea of how heavy of a response this is. you can see multiple ladder and
hose trucks, and dozens of firefighters on the ground. there are a myriad of houses on the ground and a light from the air and it helped to guide the crews as they focused attention on the roof working to douse the flames from multiple angles from up above. more that an hour ago the fire struck a third alarm, and moments ago it was declared under control. the fire broke out just after 8:30 tonight at 70th street and cobbs creek parkway. residents nearby report seeing partial collapse and say the fire was taking over the abandoned warehouse. >> at one point you could smell the chemicals and everything. >> really? >> it smelled like bad chemicals. >> what did it smell like? >> like paint. somebody said there was an old paint store there, wood and all that. crazy, sitting here watching everything go up in flames. >> and back out live you can still see the crews remain out here.
this is an abandon warehouse. we are told by firefighters it was abandoned for some time. no injuries reported. but we know from the past that is a very dangerous situation. firefighters are entering, there is always a danger of collapse from the building. now there are also concerns for some residents in the area. there are a number of homes that do line up here along this abandoned warehouse. we are told no evacuations are needed. however a short time residents were asked to stay back and stay in their homes. for now the fire is under control. for now live in southwest philadelphia, annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." >> thank you, annie. two 15 year olds in critical condition following this t-bone collision in northeast philadelphia. their 17-year-old friend treated and released. the broad-side crash between their car and a pick up happened just after 4:00. police and investigators have not said what caused the crash. a worker at a daycare center
for mentally-challenged adults in new jersey arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a client. and dann cuellar has the story. >> i would have never thought that would he do nothing like that. >> dorothy price says she can never imagine her effective knew, william claiborne would do what they say he did. sake he -- saying he sexually assaulted a patients where he worked. >> can you believe this? >> i don't, i can't. >> you didn't know about it yet? >> no. >> and now you are hearing about it. is it a shock to you? >> yes, it is. i would never say that he would do nothing like that. >> the authorities say the alleged assault happened last month they facility where claiborne works as a caregiver. they say he was working with a severely mentally-challenged female client when the assault took place. accused of having the client touch him in an inappropriate
sexual manner. >> that is really bad. >> claiborne's north philadelphia neighbors were also shocked. >> oh, my goodness. oh, my goodness. that's all i can say, oh, my goodness. >> does it blow your mind, ma'am? >> yes. he doesn't seem like that type of man. >> and she can't even help herself? that's what i'm talking about. >> i can't believe that. i see him all the time. he goes to church, he is with his family, i can't believe that. >> he is around the neighborhood. so i didn't know this was going on. you never know what's going on in people's mind. the police today eye departmentified the woman found dead in a mercer downyy -- county park but not staying how jessica prusik was killed. a wife and mother of two, and stepmother to five children. her body in a weeded area near
spring lake. and the philadelphia police say the murder of 22-year-old kiesha jenkins does not appear to be a hate crime, but rather a targeted robbery. jenkins was jumped right after getting out of a car at 13th and wingohocking in logan yesterday morning. beaten and shot twice in the ba back. sources say jenkins was known as a high-earning prostitute. and they are asking for tips to catch the five or six suspects involved in the deadly robbery. sources telling "action news" that charges are likely against not only the student involved in today's lockdown at martin luther king high school, but also three other students. police initially received a tip that the student was intended to bring a stolen gun to school today. the boy was actually not there, but was located at the fern rock transportation center where he was taken into custody. authorities eventually found the firearm in the possession of one
of the three other students. the alleged gun scare prompting the lock down at philadelphia community college yesterday not leading to any charges. the 17-year-old who was taken into police consult was now been released. no gun was ever found. today the college president announced changes to the school's security procedures requiring all students to electronically skype -- swipe i.d.s to enter a building. and under arrest for refusing the magistrate's order. in contempt for not turning over hard drives from his home during the investigation. and they deemed his alleged refusal as conducts unbecoming an officer and today he was suspended within tend to dismiss. and an investigation to piece together how these two littles boys ended up walking a
half mile home from school on monday. it happened monday afternoon. 4-year-old tevin whitehead and his 3-year-old brother, tabron, left a pre-k program and ventured through the busy streets of germantown to their home. it appears the boys accidentally left with a group going to a boys and girls club. employees there took the two back to worcester instead to their home. they used the knowledge of the neighborhood and of traffic lights to get home safely. in north philadelphia, they came to r to honor and remember a hero police officer today. "action news" reporter chad pradelli has that story. [bagpipes playing] >> the men and women in blue, city leaders and family remembered sergeant robert wilson iii during a plaque dedication outside of the 22nd district. the father of two killed in a gunfight inside of this game stop. wilson shielded customers while taking customers. march 5 is a day that
commissioner ramsey will never forget. >> and it is a day i witnessed one of the most heroic acts i have seen in years of policing. >> he couldn't have said it a better way. how he phrased it and what he said, i knew it was coming from his heart and he knew what type of officer robbie was. >> and his grandmother raised him since he was just 2. plaque dedications help keep his memories alive but it is a struggle. >> and not a day goes by i don't think of him. my eyes fill up with tears and it passes. >> and speaking at the ceremony, the two went to academy learning the three c's, confidence, carrying and courage. >> and he gave me the courage to be funny and open my heart and share with you the lesson of the man he was. >> and it is really hard.
perfect attendance, honor roll. >> and her home is adorned with awards and medals, many of his days as a youngster in west philadelphia. this one here won't be on the wall, it is on a bustling sidewalk as a reminder of the courage that wilson displayed that cold, snowy day in march. >> i hope they remember what he did, the sacrifice that he gave. he gave his life. >> and sergeant wilson is also survived by his two young sons. on that fateful day he was actually buying one of them a new game for good grades. in north philadelphia, chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." it is back to the drawing board for pennsylvania governor tom wolf and his of for the to come up with a budget that can pass the republican-controlled legislature. the house today voted against his revised plan and eight democrats voted no with the republicans. it would have raised income
taxes by a half point, but did not include a hike in the sales tax contained in the previous budget proposal. perhaps because of millions of dollars in stated indication funds that are tied up because of the budget impasse, the school board, rather the philadelphia school district, the city council struck something of a bargain. they signed an agreement today that will see the district provide council data records four times a year, and the council has newfound input on the planning. and council will hold a hearing next week on a bill to transfer $25 million to the school district. dozens of people in mercer county, new jersey are being told to get tested for hepatitis b and c and h.i.v. after a nurse administered a flu shot with the same syringe. the needle itself was changed
between patients but not the syringe. the new jersey board of nurse something investigating. actor richard gere helping to present the national constitution center liberty medal on behalf of the dalai lama. the tibetan leader was forced to cancel his tour last month after his doctors told him he needed to rest. and gere is a buddhist and a long-time friend of the dalai lama. and tickets to the october 26 event will go on sale friday. hundreds of people turned out for a special mass at st. peter's church in merchantville, new jersey to honor st. maria. and the body encased in wax on display at the church. she is the youngest saint in the catholic church. and through next month her body on display throughout the country. in philadelphia, the knotted grotto disassembled outside of the cathedral basilica. the brainchild of sister mary,
more than 100,000 people wrote their worries and struggles on ribbons and tied them to the wooden gre een grotto and it wad by the pope in his visit to philadelphia. and it is being repurposed as ribbons are used for insulation for a housing development for the homeless. still to come on "action news" tonight, dramatic video against black market smugglers trying to get weapons into the hands of isis. and north carolina even after the historic rain has stopped. and the weather has been calm and comfortable, but i am tracking changes on the way in time for the start of the weekend. i will explain in the accuweather forecast. and the eagles are talking about knowing they need to win against the saints. "action news" continues in just a moment.
the rain has stopped in columbia, south carolina but danger remains. crews are working afternoon the clock to shore up dams, stabilize the breached canals and monitor rivers before the damage can get worse. 19 people died in the floods, including two overnight when they tried to drive around a road block and were swept away. more than 400 roads and bridges are now shutdown. islamic extremists with a new partner in crime. gangs tied to russia, gangs poor and desperate to sell radioactive material. specifically looking for middle east extremists targeting the united states. and monica malpass has much more on this. monica? >> jim, a former republic of russia at the center of the international dirty bomb sales and local investigators there working with the f.b.i. now made arrests four times in the last five years.
they have stopped some middlemen who thought they were selling their uranium, but it was a sting operation stopping them temporarily. these cases do involve undercover officers. and what comes from hospitals, and blueprints from making a dirty bomb and more. the criminal gangs are part of a thriving black market in the desperately poor country and moving russia's vast storehouse of radioactive materials to the eyest bidder. no way we can know how much is sent to groups looking to attack us, but one dirty bomb could paralyze a major u.s. city. >> the dirty bomb there would be few casualty but it can leave radioactive areas put shutting down an area, the capital of the united states for years. >> agents arrested middle-level
operators after an exchange of cash and samples of the radioactive goods. the frustrating part the leaders escaped and the penalties for mid-level people is light. and some say it is just a matter of time before they succeed with selling to extremists with their eyes on us. >> always the fear of stolen nuclear material and we are getting closer and closer to reality. >> thank you, jim. >> thank you, monica. and russia let loose with heavy artillery today in syria. and warships in the sea fired cruise missiles. they knew over iran and iraq on their way to provinces identified as strongholds of the islamic state. and the front which is linked to al qaeda. this is what remains of the medical clinic in afghanistan that was bombed by the united states. 22 people were killed.
today president obama apologized to the organization, doctors without boarders, which runs the clinic. and an obama spokesman said when the united states makes a mistake, we own up to it. the coast guard called off the search for 33 missing crew members from a cargo ship that sank last week during hurricane joaquin. and crews searched by air and sea over tens of thousands of square miles east of the bahamas, burning up only one body and a damaged life boat. 28 american crew members and five from poland. investigators now hope to recover the data recorder to find out exactly what happened. let's get the latest information from accuweather and meteorologist cecily tynan. >> and jim, it is a dry and comfortable night. and showing no rain out there, and certainly a great night to look up. i got this photo tweeted to me from jason. this is from the airport in doylestown.
he's got a good eye and he should be. this is jason, the "action news" videographer. and i talked about the rocket launch, the view from the chesapeake bay bridge tunnel. what the rocket is doing is sending up a rocket that will be studying the ionospere. and it is important because so much goes through that area, and shortly after 7:00. pretty comfortable if you are looking at the sky. millville 52, allentown 54. wilmington 59. and trenton 58 degrees. satellite 6 along with action radar showing we have pretty much clear conditions, even though there is a weak cold front moving through. behind this front, temperatures will drop a little bit tomorrow. morning rush and the bus stop though looking pretty nice. a little cool. white jackets all you need.
56 degrees. by 8:00, 58. seeing a mixture of clouds and sunshine tomorrow. slightly cooler than today. today's high and yesterday's high 75. tomorrow 73. but still, that's on the mild side. about 3 degrees above normal. with this northeasterly flow a little more in the form of clouds mixing with sun. still a nice day. friday ahead of the cold front the temperatures spike up to 79 degrees it will be warm and muggy and a damp afternoon. as the front brings us showers and maybe even a thunderstorm late in the afternoon. and friday night and futuretracker back and forth. and now down to generally a quarter to half inch. looking at a light precipitation event that will be out of here by saturday morning. and then the temperatures take a little drop. really just for one day into the 60's. the forecast, pretty nice day tomorrow. mixture of sun and clouds and high of 73 degrees. friday, warm and muggy, 79.
showers rolling in late in the day. showers out saturday, and clouds and afternoon sunshine and 66 degrees. and sunday, looking good. back to 70 degrees. if your heading to the link as the eagles take on the saints great football weather. by 1:00, the fourth quarter up to 69 degrees. and monday columbus day and temperatures continue to rise. 74 degrees. bright sunshine. great weather. if you're tailgating for the flyers home opener temperatures drop a little, but seasonably warm tuesday and a high of 70 degrees with plenty of sunshine. and wednesday, mixture of clouds and sun, high of 68 degrees. showers generally late in the day, and friday night, and then a dry weekend. a little cool on saturday but they are all in all pretty nice looking seven-day forecast. >> we'll take it, thank you. the legendary stevie wonder on the stage tonight at the wells fargo center.
♪ >> in you're a fan, this is the show you wanted to see. it's the last time that stevie wonder will perform his entire album, songs in the key of life in the united states. tonight's show is the third stop in philadelphia in less than a year. also in philadelphia, long-time gay and lesbian civil rights advocate siegel signed copy of his memoir and it is called "and then i danced" documents his first-hand perspective of the turning points. and he founded the philadelphia gay news in 1975. what's the matter now? killing whales? drilling for oil? child labor? 'cause let me tell you something. i had a paper route when i was 7 years old, and you know what it gave me? a work ethic and a right arm like popeye. no, dad, it -- i'd be working for closets, closets, closets --
beginning to go home, i guess. it's late, they have to get up for work tomorrow. if the eagles fans, if the eagles win sunday they might be just as delirious as the cubs fans are tonight. >> just one more win. just one more win for the eagles of the eagles' injury report is full of starters. the birds might be shorthanded sunday against new orleans. johnson limited and jason peter, alonso and kendricks all did not practice. and the season is quickly slipping away. the eagles know they need w's and know the fans are losing patience. >> i don't think they were happy with our start against dallas. but it's one of the things we a are' not happy with it either. we are doing everything we can to get it fixed. obviously not fun going into half time trying to figure out how to dig ourselves out of the hole we put ourselves in. it is much more fun for us to go out and establish is lead and get things going early. so, you know, hopefully it is
something we can do on sunday. >> hopefully. drew brees and the saints also 1-3 coming off an overtime victory over dallas. today brees was asked about facing the birds. it sounds like the saint's approach to time of possession is opposite of what we have here. >> when we have the ball on offense we want to try to possess it, to give our defense a rest, to wear them down a little bit and go down and get points. that's kind of the back-and-forth with the team anyway. especially going up against a philadelphia team that operates quickly on offense. still ahead, the phillies cut a veteran bullpen arm. >>
>> the flyers dropped the puck on their season tomorrow night in tampa. all eyes on them seeing they are our best shot at chasing a post-season. and dave hakstol taking over the season missing the postseason two of the past three years. and hakstol career college coach taking part in his first nhl game. >> i don't know what to expect tomorrow in terms of my own reaction. and i'm not going to spend a whole lot of time worry being it or thinking about it. >> i think obviously a little rushed, you get a little excited wanting to see how it will turn out. >> i think guys are really looking forward to putting all of the stuff in the past and really starting fresh and hopefully having a great game tomorrow night.
the phillies cut justin defratus. the reliever with five seasons with the phillies, this his worst. and 0-2 record and his e.r.a. 5.51. cubs and pirates the one-game wild card. and in the seventh the pitcher hit two batters earlier in the game. and the benches clear. and the pirate's first baseman was ejected and he goes mma on a water cooler. sadly he has twice as many hits as his teammate. and throwing the complete game four-hitter 11 strikeouts. cubs win 4-0 facing the cardinals in the national league division series on friday. bitter rivals shlg the first time they met in the post aen. "jimmy kimmel live" next followed by "nightline." and jimmy's guest tonights keanu reeves, guillermo del toro and music from thomas rhett. "action news" continues at 4:30 with pamela edwards, matt o'donnell, meteorologist david